Who can help me identify this caterpillar?

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  • #56616

    maryinpaps
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    I found a caterpillar on my concrete driveway this morning – a long away from any plants. unknown caterpillar

    I’d like to know what it eats so we can try to keep it alive.

    Found in Papamoa about 1km from the beach
    thanks!
    Mary

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  • #56690

    Antherina
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    Looks like a noctuid moth larva, and these caterpillars feed on a wide variety of plants. Would need to see the adult moth, as caterpillars are notoriously variable so difficult to identify.

    #56675

    pV
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    Hi maryinpaps,

    Sorry to be ignorant but how did you attach photos to your post/comment???

    Also sorry but I have no clue what this caterpillar is!

    #56658

    Spanner
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    No idea. Maybe try him on a variety of caterpillar-type foods? (Lettuce, Cabbage, Fruit-tree leaves etc.) and see which ones he’s partial to?

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    maryinpaps
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    Opps, that image didn’t work – lets see if this one works: unknown caterpillar

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